WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood

Reviewed In Issue 23 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Chris Sarandon, Angie Everhart.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 4.5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 43121
(MPAA Rating): R
(Retail Price): $34.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1996
(LD Release Date): 1/97
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Gilbert Adler
(Screenplay/Written By): A. L. Katz & Gilbert Adler
(Story): Bob Gale & Robert Zemeckis
(Music): Chris Boardman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Gregory Melton
(Visual Effects): Todd Masters Co.
(Costume Designer): Trish Keating
(Editor): Stephen Lovejoy, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Catherine Sreakman, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Richard Donner, David Glier, Walter Hill, Joel Silver & Robert Zemeckis
(Co-Producers): A.L. Katz & Alexander Collett
(Producers): Gilbert Adler

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS Digital Sound
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Tales From The Crypt Presents Bordello Of Blood is a frightmare of sly humor, sex appeal and go-for-the jugular special effects hosted by the Cryptkeeper. A televangelist (Sarandon), with an all-powerful tailsman, brings Lilith (Everhart), the nastiest vampire of all time, back to life. Lilith becomes the Madam of a bordello where she and her luscious ladies of the night bleed their lust driven customers to their deaths. When Katherine (Eleniak) discovers that her punk brother has disappeared, she hires wise-cracking private eye Rafe Guttman (Miller) to help her find him amidst scantily clad vampiresses.

LaserDisc Picture:
The 1.85:1 picture exhibits excellent color fidelity with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed with the slightest noise and minor artifacts.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack has deep bass that reaches below 25Hz. Dialogue sounds natural and the sound effects are effectively presented in stereo with surround envelopment that is aggressive and spatial. With a wild, expansive music score, this is one torturous soundtrack.
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(Aggressive System Surround):
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(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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